One of the things I dread about winter time is the increase in our utility bills. When the energy bill comes in our mail each month, I almost cringe at how much we’re paying. It seems like the cost to heat our home has gone up drastically in the past few years.
At the same time, I certainly don’t relish working, or relaxing, in a cold house. Have you ever tried to sleep in a freezing cold room? It isn’t easy to relax in that environment and it can easily contribute to the winter blues.
A few years ago, while traveling, I had no choice. The heat in the hotel I was staying in had gone on the blink. Unfortunately, there was nowhere else in town to stay. I made the best of it, but sleep was nearly impossible, curled in a ball with my teeth chattering.
The high energy costs I’ve paid over the year have prompted me to look into ways to save on utility bills during the winter months. I’ve come up with lots of ideas, some of which I’ve personally used to save money, and you can too. [Continue reading]